APF (The Association of the Peasants of Fondwa) is national NGO of Haiti focused on grassroots development and empowerment in rural communities. APF aims to provide tools and resources that allow peasants to pull themselves out of poverty.
Over the past 25 years, APF has worked in the village of Fondwa and surrounding communities to develop clean drinking water, a road connecting hard to reach villages, a primary and secondary school, health clinic, radio station, credit union, and guest house.
In 2004, the University of Fondwa (UNIF) was established. As the only university in all of rural Haiti, UNIF provides higher education to students coming from extremely remote areas. UNIF students return to their home communities throughout their course of study to share their knowledge of agronomy, business management, and veterinary medicine.
On January 12, 2010, most of the infrastructure built by APF was destroyed, and Fondwa suffered many losses. However, the APF community is hopeful for the future. Since 2010, the APF has remobilized, and is using the resources and partnerships available to us to rebuild and restore all that had been lost.
We have constructed a temporary university for the students, and have converted shipping containers into dormitories. We are now process of rebuilding our primary school, Saint Antoine. Please explore the different photo albums in the gallery to view our progress.
All of our programs are based in Fondwa, however our headquarters are based in Port-au-Prince.
Fondwa is a small community village in the western province of Haiti between Léogane and Jacmel. It is the 10th Communal Section of Léogane and about 30 minutes apart from Jacmel and Léogane. Fondwa is 80 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, a 2 hour-drive. The region has a total area of 28 square kilometers and a population of 8,000 people. Fondwa is a mountainous region and more than 80% of the population is peasants. More than 50% of the population is less than 20 years old. There are 6 other rural communities which benefit from the work of APF, about 50,000 individuals all together.
Delmas, Haiti Ht 6120
ECLAT Haiti Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the focus to bring advancement and positivity to Haiti. We are a group of young professionals who came together with the aim of empowering Haitians in Haiti to become self-sufficient through training and skills development.
ECLAT is working towards bringing awareness to the needs of those in Haiti, be it in the development of the country or highlighting the products that could help cultivate the population. From planting trees to reignite cultivation for farmers or tapping into wells to provide fresh water for the populace, ECLAT is working to instill a sense of hope in the future all while empowering Haiti and its people.
MIAMI, FL 33162
Harvesting 4 Haiti Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) established in September 2012. The primary goal of H4H is to empower the people of Haiti to begin self-sustainable projects in order to become economically independent and more prosperous.
PO. Box 887
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is an international non-profit organization that works with local partners in 32 countries to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. Our staff and partners in the countries where we work know the local languages, traditions and customs necessary to provide appropriate solutions. And they have access to the knowledge and expertise of their colleagues in other countries around the world. LWR promotes sustainable development and responds to disasters by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives. LWR works to attack the root causes of poverty and break the cycles that keep people from being healthy, productive and self-supporting.
Baltimore, Maryland 21230